Get the Latest Stories
Right in Your Inbox.

SIGN ME UP
The Illinois pheasant population held its own in areas with good wintering habitat. But in areas of “marginal” habitat, the result of an afternoon spent afield may be little more than exercise. (November 2008). Hunting

Illinois' Pheasant Forecast

October 04, 2010

The Illinois pheasant population held its own in areas with good wintering habitat. But in...

The Illinois pheasant population held its own in areas with good wintering habitat. Forecast

Illinois' Pheasant Forecast

October 04, 2010

The Illinois pheasant population held its own in areas with good wintering habitat.

In spring, hunters try to mimic hens and lure a passionate gobbler into gun range. Those tactics won't work in the fall, but that doesn't mean the hunting's not still exciting! (October 2008) Hunting

Illinois Fall Gobbler Guide

October 04, 2010

In spring, hunters try to mimic hens and lure a passionate gobbler into gun range. Those...

Illinois is nationally known as a top destination for trophy whitetails. Why? The reason is simple: The Prairie State is a food factory for big bucks. Hunting

2008 Prairie State Deer Outlook -- Part 1: Finding Trophy Bucks

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

Illinois is nationally known as a top destination for trophy whitetails. Why? The reason is...

Illinois has more than 100 public hunting locations with well-managed sunflower fields or other food sources specifically targeted to attract mourning doves. (September 2008) Hunting

Prairie State Public-Land Doves

October 04, 2010

Illinois has more than 100 public hunting locations with well-managed sunflower fields or...

North, Central or South: The stage is set for a phenomenal bowhunting season in the prairie state. (September 2008) Hunting

Illinois' 2008 Bowhunting Outlook

October 04, 2010

North, Central or South: The stage is set for a phenomenal bowhunting season in the prairie...

Once known for its white and smallmouth bass fisheries, central Illinois' Powerton Lake has become a catfish mecca for anglers chasing trophy channels, flatheads and blues. (August 2008) Catfish

Cats Galore, Bass No More?

October 04, 2010

Once known for its white and smallmouth bass fisheries, central Illinois' Powerton Lake has...

Ryan Venhaus shot a 29-point monster non-typical buck that scored a whopping 224 6/8 inches. He just wishes his late father could have seen it. (August 2008) Hunting

Big Shoes To Fill

October 04, 2010

Ryan Venhaus shot a 29-point monster non-typical buck that scored a whopping 224 6/8 inches....

If you think you're up to tangling with the biggest, meanest predator in the state, here are the waters you'll want to check out this year. (July 2008) Other Freshwater

Illinois Muskie Madness

October 04, 2010

If you think you're up to tangling with the biggest, meanest predator in the state, here are...

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.